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by jkbarnes
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Professional, Executive, Luxury, Exclusive...
Replies: 24
Views: 853

Re: Professional, Executive, Luxury, Exclusive...

Interesting post. I’ve found that the label “Professional” or its shortened form “Pro” has lost its intended meaning and most typically IS NOT what one would find a pro using. [edited for content] It’s my observation that professional is increasingly a marketing label for something intended for the ...
by jkbarnes
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Vintage Watches (AVO's Playground)
Topic: Rolex Prince Ref : 912, 1934
Replies: 57
Views: 1839

Re: Rolex Prince Ref : 912, 1934

Wonderful to see an heirloom getting a new lease on life. Wear it was pride!
by jkbarnes
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Straps
Topic: Sizing a bracelet
Replies: 13
Views: 342

Re: Sizing a bracelet

The new bracelet has arrived! Sizing was relatively easy (in terms of removing the pin & collar links) and I got the fit perfect the first try - two links on one side, one on the other side with the micro adjuster in the center is giving me a perfect fit with room to adjust either direction. Getting...
by jkbarnes
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Been away awhile... now back for a bit!
Replies: 6
Views: 354

Re: Been away awhile... now back for a bit!

Jame5m wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:52 pm
Haha I’m not sorry at all! Best Christmas present ever! Lol 😂
I’ve been there, my friend! My ex moved out in Valentines Day...the best Valentines gift ever.

And my CW was a wedding gift from my current wife. Best gift ever.
by jkbarnes
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Straps
Topic: Sizing a bracelet
Replies: 13
Views: 342

Re: Sizing a bracelet

Thank you for all the tips. I’m just waiting on the tools I ordered before giving it a go. I found a video on YouTube of someone removing links from a C60 bracelet, so I’m feeling pretty good about doing it myself.
by jkbarnes
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Any tips for cleaning a watch?
Replies: 4
Views: 185

Re: Any tips for cleaning a watch?

Thanks gentlemen!
by jkbarnes
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Straps
Topic: Sizing a bracelet
Replies: 13
Views: 342

Re: Sizing a bracelet

The bracelet has arrived, and it is most impressive. The quality is outstanding compared to other bracelets I have. Question though.... I assumed there would be arrows in the links indication which direction to push the pins out, but there aren’t. Can anyone tell me from what direction (relative to ...
by jkbarnes
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Straps
Topic: Sizing a bracelet
Replies: 13
Views: 342

Re: Sizing a bracelet

If it’s a CW SS it’s a pain, because they use pin and collar links. I find it almost impossible with a changing tool like the one below and I’d find it fully impossible without it: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Removal-Adjuster-Bracelet-Remover-Repair/dp/B01M0V03X9 The pins in the tool are too short to ...
by jkbarnes
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Straps
Topic: Sizing a bracelet
Replies: 13
Views: 342

Sizing a bracelet

Any tips on how to size a bracelet easily and efficiently? I’d like to avoid remove-a-link/add-a-link trial & error approach, if that’s possible. I assume I ought to mount the bracelet then size?
by jkbarnes
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Any tips for cleaning a watch?
Replies: 4
Views: 185

Any tips for cleaning a watch?

The subject line says it all. Any tips? Or more importantly, anything to NOT do? (It’s a stainless steel watch.)
by jkbarnes
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Small Bright Spot for CW Customer Service
Replies: 9
Views: 441

Re: Small Bright Spot for CW Customer Service

I hope for your sake it's the right one when it arrives, and that it's not damaged or Nearly New - I just feel you're a bit premature in your praise. That thought hadn’t even entered my mind. While this is anecdotal in nature, all my previous experiences with CW have been positive. But as has been ...
by jkbarnes
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Small Bright Spot for CW Customer Service
Replies: 9
Views: 441

Re: Small Bright Spot for CW Customer Service

Problem is that this experience is sales related. The back of the shop is still burning. :feuer: Clearly! I know my experience here is isolated in its nature (simple sales question and dealing with a specific individual), but I still wanted to share something positive, as isolated as it might be.
by jkbarnes
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Small Bright Spot for CW Customer Service
Replies: 9
Views: 441

Re: Small Bright Spot for CW Customer Service

Bracelet posted the end of the day on Monday, being delivered to me here in the US by the end of the day today. That’s pretty good. In fact, the bracelet is beating the tools I ordered to help with sizing it. They haven’t even shipped yet. So again, one teeny, tiny positive CS story in what seems li...
by jkbarnes
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New C65 Trident Vintage Mk II
Replies: 34
Views: 2073

Re: New C65 Trident Vintage Mk II

While I like the addition of the twin flags on the dial, I prefer my Mk1 to the Mk2. I really like the crown guards and the screw down crown.
by jkbarnes
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Straps
Topic: Buying a CW bracelet
Replies: 18
Views: 500

Re: Buying a CW bracelet

Bahnstormer_vRS wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:53 pm
If you can handle pin & collar on other bracelets, I'd do it yourself.

Guy
So it turns out I HAVE NOT sized a pin & collar bracelet before. My Seiko has friction pins.

I’ve watched a video on pin & collar and went ahead and ordered some basic tools for the job. I think I can handle it.